FCPS’ TJHSST Offers Admission to 494 Students

News
May 31, 2019

Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS) has offered admission to 494 students for the Class of 2023 at Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology (TJHSST).

A total of 2,766 students applied for admission. Approximately seventy-two (71.9) percent of the students offered admission reside in Fairfax County and twenty-eight (28.1) percent are from Arlington, Loudoun, and Prince William Counties and the City of Falls Church.
Approximately ninety (90.3) percent of students offered admission are currently attending public schools.

Established in 1985, TJHSST is a governor’s school offering a comprehensive college preparatory program emphasizing the sciences, mathematics, and technology.
Specialized technical laboratories, including a technological computational center, enhance the academic curriculum and provide students with experience in state-of-the-art technology, opportunities for independent research and experimentation, and interaction with professionals from the scientific, technological, engineering, and industrial communities.

The selection process for admittance to TJHSST involves a holistic review of each candidate’s semifinalist essay, teacher recommendations, and student-authored information sheet, as well as consideration of grades and test scores on the admissions examination. As always, a summer round of admissions for eighth graders newly moved to a participating district after September 30 of the previous year will add to the 494 offers at the end of June.

For more information, contact the TJHSST Admissions Office at 571-423-3770.
 

TJHSST Admissions Statistics for Class of 2023

 

 

Applicants

Percent

Admitted

Percent

Gender

 

 

 

 

Male

1,493

     53.98%

286

57.89%

Female

1,273

     46.02%

208

42.11%

Total

2,766

 

494

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ethnic

 

 

 

 

Asian

1,488

53.8%

360

72.87%

Black

193

6.98%

TS**

          N/A

Hispanic

230

8.32%

12

2.43%

White

692

     25.02%

94

19.03%

Multiracial/Other*

163

5.89%

28

5.67%

Total

2,766

 

494

 

 

 

 

 

 

School Type

 

 

 

 

Public

2,592

     93.71%

446

90.28%

Private/Home

174

6.29%

48

9.72%

Total

2,766

 

494

 

* This category includes students who checked “Multiracial” on their application and/or students whose ethnic designation numbered ten or fewer.

** This category includes records that are too small for reporting (TS). Those numbers have been included with the Multiracial/Other Category. This category includes students who numbered ten or fewer.